Selected Papers in Greek and Near Eastern History / Edition 1

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David M. Lewis was one of the foremost historians of the ancient world, and was uniquely expert in both Greek and Near Eastern history. The papers selected for this volume (four of them previously unpublished) illustrate the range and quality of his work on Greek and Near Eastern history and his particular expertise in dealing with inscriptions, ostraka and coins. His interests were wide, and there is material here for students of ancient Greek religion and literature, as well as historians, epigraphists and orientalists.

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Editorial Reviews

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"This convenient selection of Lewis's most influential and original work will be extremely handy for historians and epigraphers." David F. Graf, Religious Studies Review

"This volume of a master's works will serve as an important collection for scholars of ancient history." Journal of Near Eastern Studies

"...combining precise and meticulous attention to the most technical details of Greek and Persian governmental institutions with a clear sense of the historical context to which they belong. As a consequence Selected Papers in Greek and Near Eastern History will join David Lewis' other works on Ancient historians' short list of indispensible works." Stanley M. Burstein, Bryn Mawr Classical Review

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521522113
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 8/8/2002
  • Edition description: FIRST/REPRINT
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 418
  • Product dimensions: 5.98 (w) x 8.98 (h) x 0.94 (d)

Table of Contents

Part I. General: 1. Boeckh, Staatshaushaltung der Athener, 1817–1967; 2. On the new text of Teos; 3. The origins of the First Peloponnesian War; 4. The federal constitution of Keos; 5. The Athens Peace of 371; 6. Preliminary notes on the Locri archive; 7. Temple inventories in ancient Greece; 8. Democratic institutions and their diffusion; Part II. Athenian: 9. Public property in the city; 10. Cleisthenes and Attica; 11. Review of J. S. Traill, The Political Organisation of Attica; 12. Review of P. Siewart, Die Trittyen Attikas und die Heeresreform des Kleisthenes; 13. The Kerameikos ostraka; 14. Megakles and Eretria; 15. The Athenian Coinage Decree; 16. Athena's robe; 17. The treaties with Leontini and Rhegion; 18. Entrenchment-clauses in Attic decrees; 19. Apollo Delios; 20. After the profanation of the Mysteries; 21. Aristophanes and politics; 22. Who was Lysistrata?; 23. A note on IG i.2, 114; 24. The epigraphical evidence for the end of Eubulus and Lycurgus; 25. The dating of Demosthenes' speeches; 26. Law on the Lesser Panathenaia; 27. The Athenian Rationes Centesimarum; 28. The chronology of the Athenian new style coinage; 29. Review of M. Thompson, The New Style Silver Coinage of Athens; Part III. Oriental: 30. The Persepolis Fortification Texts; 31. The King's dinner; 32. Datis the Mede; 33. Persians in Herodotus; 34. The Phoenician fleet in 411; 35. Persian gold and Greek international relations; 36. The first Greek Jew; 37. Review of J. N. Sevenster, Do You Know Greek?; Bibliography; Publications of David M. Lewis.

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